What started as an exploration of the minigolf courses in the UK and around the world has exploded into all areas of the weird, wonderful and especially the unique. Sharing the great (and not so great) things we find, learn about and appreciate as we go!
On our holiday earlier this week we popped into the pub hoping for a game. Only to find that the table had been removed.
You can't play Bar Billiards at the Dog & Sausage in St Helier any more
We also had a look in the Merton hotel - venue for the 2014 World Championships - but there was no sign of a table there either.
Before leaving the island we really wanted to get a game in and when we spotted the words 'Bar billiards' on a pub chalkboard sign we thought we were in luck. Sadly the table at The Caesarea had also gone.
What's a more permanent way of advertising something than a chalkboard. Unfortunately the 'Bar billiards' listing on the sign at The Caesarea must of been on there quite some time
The landlady there was friendly though and managed to find out there were still tables at The Devonshire and The Mont Felard. Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit either pub before our flight left.
Bar Billiards is a great pub game, it's a real shame there aren't more tables around.
Playing the 400th course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
Breakers Miniature Golf is a very BIG minigolf course
On Monday 23rd May we played the landmark 400th minigolf course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. What began with a putt around an Adventure Golf course in Southsea, Hampshire has taken us all around the UK, as well as on a few jaunts overseas.
Halfway through playing our 400th minigolf course
The 400th course played since we began our travels in September 2006 was the Breakers Realistic Miniature Golf course, which is part of the Les Mielles Fun Zone at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in St Ouens Bay, Jersey.
The 18-hole Mini Golf course on the largest of the Channel Islands is the most Southerly course in the British Isles. It's also really really BIG!
In our match-up in the Jersey Grand Prix I defeated Emily with a score of 58 to 66.
You can find the Breakers Miniature Golf course at Les Mielles Golf and Country Club, St Ouens Bay, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands JE3 7FQ. Visit the Les Mielles website, Facebook and Twitter for more information, opening times and prices.
The course is under the flight path of Jersey Airport
We had a very fun morning putting around the course. It's well worth a play
Playing the Les Mielles Miniature Golf course brought our total of course visits to 679. When we began our tour there were an estimated 600 courses in the UK! Sadly a large number of courses we've visited over the years have been unplayable for one reason or another. That's why in 2015 we visited the landmark 600th and 650th courses in Swanage and Padstow.